A MOTORCYCLIST has been knocked off his bike in a serious collision in Blacko.

The male cyclist who is unconscious at the scene collided with a van in Gisburn Road, Blacko, near Nelson, shortly after 4.30pm.

Police and paramedics are now at the scene. It is not yet known if the cyclists injuries are life threatening.

The road has been closed and is expected to remain so for the foreseeable future.